Philip Barbour High School's Brooke Weese signed a letter-of-intent on Thursday to swim at Davis & Elkins College next season.
"I'm very excited about staying close to home and being able to swim at the college level," Weese said. "I can't wait to get started next season."
Weese was a two-year swimmer for the Lady Colts, competing during her junior and senior seasons.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Philip Barbour’s Brooke Weese signs a letter-of-intent with Davis & Elkins College on Thursday. Seated with Weese are, from left, Philip Barbour coach Bruce Blankenship, her mother, Crystal Tenney and brother Josh Weese. Standing from left are, teammates Abby Blankenship and Jonathan Franke.
Weese missed part of her senior season with a shoulder injury.
"If Brooke wouldn't have got injured, she would have qualified for the state swim meet," Philip Barbour swim coach Bruce Blankenship said. "I think Brooke will do fine at Davis & Elkins College, though. It might take her a year or two to get adjusted to college swimming and fully recover from her injury, but I think she'll eventually be a very good swimmer at the next level.
"She really has the ability to do well, so we just need to wait and see how things work out for her."
Weese, who plans on majoring in Physical Education at Davis & Elkins College, is the daughter of Crystal Tenney of Belington.
"I really like the campus at D&E?and the Elkins community," Weese said. "I attended a lot of camps over at D&E and I decided that's the best place for me."
Weese also revealed that she would like to be a swimming coach at the collegiate level someday.
"Hopefully I can learn a lot while I'm in college," Weese said. "I really want to be a coach when I get older."